The Formation of Family and Its Intergenerational Consequences


LSE, New Academic Building LG03

Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

June 14, 2010


9:00-9:05            Opening Remarks, Gary Becker (University of Chicago)


9:05-9:55            Bernard Salanie (Columbia University)

Partner Choice and the Marital College Premium (joint with P.A. Chiappori and Yoram Weiss)


9:55-10:45          Ignacio Palacios-Huerta (London School of Economics)

Birth Timing and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital


10:45-11:00        Coffee Break


11:00-11:50        Maristella Botticini (Bocconi University)

                             Are There Increasing Returns to Scale in Marriage Markets? (joint with Aloysius Siow)


11:50-12:40        Anders Bjorklund (Stockholm University)

                            The Role of Mothers and Fathers in Providing Skills: Evidence from Parental Deaths (joint with Jerome Adda and Helena Holmlund)


12:40-13:00        General Discussion


13:00-2:30          Lunch


2:30-3:20            Yona Rubinstein (Brown University and London School of Economics)

Pride and Prejudice: Evidence from the "Promised Land" (joint with Dror Brenner)


3:20-4:10            Maia Guell (University of Edinburgh) and Sevi Rodriguez Mora (University of Edinburgh)

                            Surnames, Family and Inheritance


6:30                    Dinner



June 15, 2010


9:00-9:50            Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia University)

Learning from a Piece of Pie (joint with Olivier Donni and Ivana Komunjer)


9:50-10:40          Leonardo Felli (London School of Economics)

Gender and Racial Biases: Evidence from Child Adoption (joint with Mariagiovanna Baccara, Allan Collard-Wexler and Leeat Yariv)


10:40-11:00        Coffee Break


11:00-11:50        V. Baskar (University College London)

                            Sex Selection and Gender Balance


11:50-12:40        Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics)

                            Marry for What? Partner Selection in Modern India (joint with Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Jeanne Lafortune)


12:40-13:00        General Discussion


13:00                  Lunch







Leonardo Felli                                                 Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

Maitreesh Ghatak                                            Yona Rubinstein





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